HARROW INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BANGKOK
Harrow International School, Bangkok is an Early Years - Year13 Independent School which
follows a traditional British curriculum. It has 1,150 pupils on the roll.
A Harrow education is a broad one, enabling pupils to fulfil their academic potential and
enjoy many activities outside the classroom. The school is situated on a spacious campus in
Don Muang, a district in northern Bangkok, and the facilities are excellent, including those
for boarding. The teachers are primarily from the UK and very well qualified; many of them
live on site or close to the school in the local area. This enables a strong sense of
community to develop.
There are 35 nationalities in the student body and links with the other schools in the Harrow
Foundation are strong. These include Harrow School, The John Lyon School, Harrow
International School Beijing and soon, Harrow International School Honk Kong (from 2012).
There are also good relationships with other International Schools in Bangkok. Harrow
Bangkok is a thriving, energetic school which promotes individual development within a
caring, supportive, international community.
The school was founded in 1998 by Stuart Morris, formerly Headmaster of Papplewick
Preparatory School in Ascot and then KTJ in Malaysia. Thailand was thought to be an
appropriate location for the first Harrow International School owing to the strong links
between Harrow School and Thailand’s royal family, with 23 princes of the royal household
having been educated at Harrow from the late Nineteenth Century to the late Twentieth
Century. Under Mr Morris’ leadership the school grew in its rented premises to 800
students in four years.
Mr Morris was succeeded by Dr Mark Hensman, formerly Headmaster of Napier Boys’ High
School, New Zealand. He was Head Master for HIS Bangkok for seven years. During this
period the school moved site to its custom-designed campus and grew to 1200 students. On
its new extensive site, the school was able to introduce a House system, boarding and an
extensive co-curricular programme.
Dr Hensman left his post as Head Master to become the Director of Schools for Harrow
International Management Services. He was succeeded by Mr Kevin Riley, formerly
Headmaster of the John Lyon School, the Harrow Foundation’s day school at Harrow-on-the-
Hill. My Riley is returning to the UK to take up the Headship of Bradford Grammar School.